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Wats a good Blue-ray reader?


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Peptobismol165

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Hello!
I'm looking for a good blue-ray player for my PC. I got a new 5.1 surround sound system and a monitor, so I think Blue-ray would be a good investment! The problem is I don't know what to look for and plus they're expensive!!!
I found a couple affordable ones, but they run at x4. Is it worth it? Please help!
I'm looking at these 3, but PLEASE feel free to give me some suggestions!
(I want it to be Internal please. I don't care if if runs normal DVD's, I'm going to keep my standered one in)

http://www.newegg.co...6-325-_-Product

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151222

http://www.newegg.co...6-183-_-Product

http://www.newegg.co...0-046-_-Product

Thanks and Merry Christmas!
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Only the Lite-on says X4.

What are going to do with this drive? If watching BD movies, x4 is fine (in theory anyway). HPs are typically over priced IMO, but of your 4 (not 3) drives you have listed, only the HP comes with software which may matter.
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I plan to just watch movies. Thats it. If I want to play games I'll just use my DVD/CD Reader.

Sorry about the errors in my post. (like wat and 3 when there is four) I was in a rush to post this. :D
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What do you mean by "software which may matter?"
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What do you mean by "software which may matter?"

Sorry, I should have explained better. You typically need codecs to properly display digital video content. If your drive comes with software, you [hopefully] won't have to track down and install a new codec every time you play a DVD or BD that requires one. Not having the software is not a big problem, but it may be an inconvenience. Note your media player may be all you need. Also, for those drives that burn, you need burning software. Windows, depending on version, can burn backups, but some folks prefer software dedicated to this task. No disks means no burning software either. Most OEM hardware (all but the HP in your list) does not come with disks, cables, mounting screws, or instructions - or a pretty box. Again, this may not be a problem for you, especially since you already have a working DVD.
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